Monica S Thakar, MD

Monica S Thakar, MD


  • Children's Title: Medical Director, Inpatient Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Academic Title: Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Research Title: Professor, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch Cancer Center
  • Research Center: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
  • Language (Other than English): French
  • On Staff Since: December 2018
"I strive to be one of the strongest advocates and sources of support for my patients throughout their treatment journey."
  • Biography

    Dr. Monica Thakar is a pediatric bone marrow transplant physician with expertise in treating children and young adults with leukemia, lymphoma, and a wide variety of non-malignant diseases with particular focus on primary immune deficiencies.

    Dr. Thakar's is an attending physician and medical director of Bone Marrow Transplant Inpatient Services at Seattle Children's; a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine; and a professor in the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. Her clinical and translational research explores whether certain immune cells called natural killer (also known as NK cells) can prevent relapse and treat high-risk cancers.  

    Board Certification(s)

    Pediatric Hematology-Oncology


    Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Charleston, SC


    University of Chicago Comer Childrens Hospital, Chicago, IL


    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, WA

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric hematopoietic cell transplantation, NK cell immunotherapy, High-risk leukemia and lymphoma, Solid tumors, Inherited immunodeficiencies, Fanconi Anemia

    Research Focus Area

    Cancer, Immunology, Novel Therapeutics, Stem Cell Transplantation

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